International Water Association

The three scales of water innovation

Inspired by the animal kingdom, Sudhir Murthy explains how to integrate infrastructure with digital solutions.   Many go through life neither knowing nor caring where their...
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The rise of digital water

How and why digitalisation can revolutionise the 21st century utility. By Kala Vairavamoorthy and Will Sarni. Global water utilities are about to discover – as...

Urban China turns sewage into power

Why Asian cities are adopting and scaling sludge-to-energy systems. By Aditi Sahay Each year China’s cities must absorb 10 million people, who excrete an extra 1.5...
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Overcoming the FEAR factor can drive innovation

By Peter Yolles For decades, water utilities have confronted rising costs and increasingly variable supplies with slow adoption of new technologies, practices, and behaviour. While...

Challenges and opportunities around IWS under COVID-19

Utilities face many challenges in breaking the cycle around intermittent supply. The COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to spur progress, says Raziyeh Farmani, Chair...

PUB’s global search for game-changing ideas

Singapore’s water utility recently selected the first solutions under its Global Innovation Challenge, and is planning its next round, writes Gurdev Singh. For PUB, Singapore’s...

Groundwater quality management for urban supply security

Water utilities have a key role to play in managing groundwater if this resource is to contribute fully to water supply security in the...

Unleashing Tehran’s ‘water renaissance’

If the capital of Iran can combine ancient systems of water governance–qanat–with modern information technology, it could drought-proof the capital and protect its citizens...

On-demand generation from anaerobic digestion

A partnership between Thames Water Utilities and the University of Surrey in the UK is exploring innovative solutions for the best use of anaerobic...

The case of VCS Denmark – progress beyond net energy production

Danish water and wastewater utility VCS Denmark is already a net energy producer, but projects and innovations are set to bring further progress. By...

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China’s sustainable Concept wastewater treatment plant progress

An expert committee has led development of an advanced sustainable wastewater treatment plant concept. Han-Qing Yu, Hongchen Wang and Jun Chen report on progress,...

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DNA test to support global atlas of freshwater life

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and NatureMetrics are to work in partnership to create a global atlas assessing the state of...